Since my accident in the school cafeteria two years ago, I've been dealing with tinnitis (sp). at first it was an extremely loud banging noise which kept me up all night for months but for the past year has decreased to a low constant ringing which I can control by using the vitamin B 12. I get extremely dizzy during the day at work and the noise in the cafe is unbearable at times. I started using xanax, a very low dose to ease my anxiety with the noise and to calm my nerves. It worked but made me almost fall asleep while teaching the kids math in the afternoon. I changed doctors last week. this new one told me he wants me to eventually get off the xanax, even though I take the lowest dose out there plus only half a pill at night. He put me on Buspar, a low dose. this drug is supposed to help the dizziness and ease the anxiety. Here it is 5 A.M and I am still awake. It doesn't help with sleeping.
I am worried about having an MRI on my brain because I am extremely claustrophobic. I have had the closed, the open and the sit up types. The only type I can do is the stand up MRI but this doctor said they don't do them on the brain. I wonder why. A co worker friend has had this type of MRI done before. She told me they give you a liquid valium to drink before the test. My doctor told me to take two xanax before the test so I will probably sleep through it. I am nervous about going but need to do it to see if any damage was done to my brain at the time of the accident. My mom told me not to worry about a brain tumor because the brain heals itself in time. I have another co worker friend who in fact did have a brain tumor that was operated on. lucky him because most types are non operative and most people die from them...like my dad.
the rule of thumb is...is that you are never to hit your head. I'm not worried about having a brain tumor. I am worried about having that MRI. so, I am asking for many prayers to get me thru the tests and for healing of the annoying tinnitus.